The main premise of NFV is that it can deliver network functionality via software running on industry-standard commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. And that’s already happening in production networks across the world. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) are starting to leverage commodity and standardized standard server and storage infrastructures.
Our analysis includes examination of hundreds of our news and analysis articles, in-depth interviews we have conducted with technology vendors and end users, and the results of the SDxCentral NFV Survey.
In addition to an overview of the technology and an analysis of customer expectations, we also collected data from the leading vendors. The product information from technology vendors is available at the end of this report.
Here are a few bullet points about what to expect from this report:
- An overview of NFV and NFV MANO, describing the evolution of architectural components and potential benefits.
- The rise of open-source in MANO and the latest updates in this rapidly changing space
- Example architectural deployment options for MANO today
- The role of assurance in NFV
- Details on different vendor offerings to provide early insights into the capabilities and maturity of different solutions.
We hope you enjoy part 2 of this popular report series!]
Interested in learning more about NFV MANO? Be sure to check out our pages on What is Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)?, What is NFV MANO?, What is an NFV Orchestration?, What is SDN Orchestration?, What is ETSI ISG NFV?, What is OPNFV?, What is NFV Software?, What is an NFV Strategy?
Sponsored by Netcracker, Nokia, Red Hat, and Spirent
Organizations covered include: ADVA Optical Networking, Amdocs, Anuta Networks, Aricent, ATTO Research, Brocade, CA Technologies, Ciena, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, ETSI, GENBAND, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Huawei, Ixia, Juniper Networks, Linux Foundation, Netcracker, Netrounds, Nokia, Oracle, QualiSystems, Red Hat, Spirent, Veryx Technologies, and VMware, Inc.
Exclusive 2017 NFV Report Series Part 2: NFV MANO and Service Assurance Webinars
With the release of SDxCentral’s 2017 NFV Report Series Part 2: Orchestrating NFV MANO and Service Assurance, SDxCentral will be hosting 3 exclusive report webinars sponsored by Netcracker, Nokia, and Spirent. Stay tuned for more details on these webinars!